*With a style and hustle all her own, Janelle Monae is getting ready to release a follow-up to her debut studio album, “The ArchAndroid.”
Although she’s been busy on tour and doing her thing with Bruno Mars, she’s been working hard in the studio “recording, writing, [and] playing instruments.”
She says this new album will supersede its predecessors.
“It will still be, I believe, relatable to the people. We have a really big ideas, I must say, and we’re just trying to make sure we execute them properly,” she told MTV.
She didn’t quite reveal which direction she’ll be headed, but she did say “the concepts will be very strong.”
“That’s really what I can say … I don’t plan on stopping the formula or stopping myself from creating new formulas. My message is that I want to reach the people – the people who work each and every day. I want to create music that will be their choice of drug whenever they feel oppressed or depressed. [I want to] create something that will remain timeless, hopefully, and the next generation can be inspired by it. And creating a blueprint — one where people can understand that you don’t have to take the same coordinates to get to the same destination. But it will be jamming. I will say that much. It’s gonna be jamming.”
No word yet when the new project will be released, but you can bet it’s going to be an anxious wait.